"Blood viscosity is a major factor in heart disease. When blood viscosity increases, it damages blood vessels and increases the risk of heart attacks. Currently, the only method of treatment is to take drugs such as aspirin, which has, however, several unwanted side effects. Here we report our finding that blood viscosity can be reduced with magnetic fields of 1 T or above in the blood flow direction. One magnetic field pulse of 1.3 T lasting ~1 min can reduce the blood viscosity by 20%-30%. After the exposure, in the absence of magnetic field, the blood viscosity slowly moves up, but takes a couple of hours to return to the original value. The process is repeatable. Reapplying the magnetic field reduces the blood viscosity again. By selecting the magnetic field strength and duration, we can keep the blood viscosity within the normal range. In addition, such viscosity reduction does not affect the red blood cells' normal function. This technology has much potential for physical therapy..."
- R Tao, K. Huang
"To understand the biofluid mechanics of blood in the circulatory system, in this article, we have used mathematics as a tool to comprehend the flow phenomenon of blood in human arteries under magnetic field effect having arterial diseases and develop methods to cure them. We have considered a two-dimensional flow model, in which blood is considered to be laminar, unsteady, and incompressible, through an arterial segment having atherosclerosis or aneurysm under magnetic field effect. Numerical investigation of flow of blood and heat transfer has been performed for better understanding of blood flow through arteries with a diseased condition. The heat transfer characteristic has been analyzed by taking into consideration the dissipation of energy due to applied magnetic field and the viscosity of blood. The Crank-Nicolson method and vorticity-stream function formulation have been adopted to solve the problem using implicit finite difference. The streamline and temperature contours have been plotted to understand the flow pattern in the diseased artery, which alters significantly in the diseased part in the presence of magnetic field. The area of low WSS region inside the diseased part reduces when exposed to magnetic field strength and makes the arterial state less pathological, which gave us the way to use drug delivery system with magnetic nanoparticles in the diseased artery. The study shows that the WSS has a reducing effect on increasing particle concentration at the downstream of the stenosis, which depicts the vigorous flow circulation zone..."
-G.C. Shit, Sreeparna Majee
"Emerging research is revealing that direct physical contact of the human body with the surface of the earth (grounding or earthing) has intriguing effects on human physiology and health, including beneficial effects on various cardiovascular risk factors. This study examined effects of 2 hours of grounding on the electrical charge (zeta potential) on red blood cells (RBCs) and the effects on the extent of RBC clumping..."
-Gaetan Chevalier, PhD, Stepghen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC, FACN, James L. Oschman, PhD, Richard M. Delany, MD, FACC
"Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease, a percentage that reflects recently updated guidelines for treating high blood pressure, according to a new report. High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – can lead to heart attack, heart failure and stroke..."
-American Heart Association News published January 31, 2019
"The retinal changes associated with diabetes mellitus are a consequence of the systemic microangiopathy with modifications related to the intraocular environment. The vascular disorders underlying background retinopathy are arteriolar hyalinosis (which together with abnormalities in the circulating blood can give rise to focal capillary closure), venular dilatation, and capillaropathy in the form of pericyte degeneration, basement membrane thickening and microaneurysm formation. Retinal complications consist of plasma exudation and punctate haemorrhages. Maculopathy is due to cystoid oedema. Increasing closure of capillaries is linked with cotton-wool spots and intraretinal microvascular anomalies, the former reflecting a consequence and the latter a response to increased ischaemia. Vascular proliferation in front of the retina originates from venules close to areas of ischaemia; the endothelium may be fenestrated initially and fibrosis may accompany the new vessels..."
"Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy is characterized by the thickening of the basal membrane and the degeneration of pericytes with the appearance of microaneurysms. In a more advanced stage, there appear hemorrhages, initially in the external plexiform layer and dense exudates deriving from plasmatic extravasations and cystoid macular edema. The proliferative retinopathy is manifested by capillary obstruction with the appearance of dysoric nodules as a consequence of the lack of capillary perfusion and of some varicose capillary dilatation at the periphery of the anoxic zones. The last stage is that proliferative of retinopathy with the appearance of fibrous proliferations and neovessels. An illustration is made of the characteristic chromopathologic aspects, using hematoxilin-eosin staining, Goldner-Szekelly trichromic and Bilshuwski argentic impregnation..."
"Treating diabetes often involves daily pills or insulin injections, but a study published this week (October 6) in Cell Metabolism presents another potential treatment option: electromagnetic fields. Researchers found that exposing mice with type 2 diabetes to static electric and magnetic fields increases insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar."
"Due to the increasing number of Candida albicans' infections and the resistance of this pathogenic fungus to drugs, new therapeutic strategies are sought. One of such strategies may be the use of static magnetic field (SMF). C. albicans cultures were subjected to static magnetic field of the induction 0.5 T in the presence of fluconazole and amphotericin B. We identified a reduction of C. albicans hyphal length. Also, a statistically significant additional effect on the viability of C. albicans was revealed when SMF was combined with the antimycotic drug amphotericin B. The synergistic effect of this antimycotic and SMF may be due to the fact that amphotericin B binds to ergosterol in plasma membrane and SMF similarly to MF could influence domain orientation in plasma membrane (PM)..."
-Dariusz Sztafrowski, Jakub Suchodolski, Jakub Muraszko, Karel Sigler, Anna Krasowska
"Breast cancer is the most common nonskin cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. Most methods of intervention involve combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, and ionizing radiation. Both chemotherapy and ionizing radiation can be effective against many types of cancer, but they also harm normal tissues. The use of nonionizing, magnetic fields has shown early promise in a number of in vitro and animal studies. Our study tested the effect of varying durations of magnetic exposure on tumor growth and viability in mice injected with breast cancer cells. Cancer cells were labeled through stable expression of firefly luciferase for monitoring of tumor growth and progression by using an in vivo imaging system. We hypothesized that magnetic field exposure would influence tumor growth and progression. Our results showed that exposure of the mice to magnetic fields for 360 min daily for as long as 4 wk suppressed tumor growth. Our study is unique in that it uses an in vivo imaging system to monitor the growth and progression of tumors in real time in individual mice. Our findings support further exploration of the potential of magnetic fields in cancer therapeutics, either as adjunct or primary therapy. "
"Background: Although some studies have reported significant reductions in food cravings following repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), none have examined changes in body weight.
Conclusions: rTMS delivered to the left DLPFC was effective in decreasing food intake and facilitating weight loss in obese patients. The results of this study suggest that rTMS could be an effective treatment option for obesity."
"A new study finds that a noninvasive electromagnetic brain stimulation technique helps obese people lose weight, partly by changing the composition of their intestinal bacteria—the so-called gut microbiota. Results of the technique, called deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla."
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is among a growing family of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques being developed to treat multiple neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Although small clinical trials in AD have reported positive effects on cognitive outcome measures, significant knowledge gaps remain, and little attention has been directed at examining the potential influence of TMS on AD pathogenesis. Our review briefly outlines some of the proposed neurobiological mechanisms of TMS benefits in AD, with particular emphasis on the modulatory effects on excitatory/inhibitory balance. On the basis of converging evidence from multiple fields, we caution that TMS therapeutic protocols established in young adults may have unexpected detrimental effects in older individuals or in the brain compromised by AD pathology. Our review surveys clinical studies of TMS in AD alongside basic research as a guide for moving this important area of work forward toward effective treatment development.
Electromagnetic therapy is a non-invasive and safe approach for the management of several pathological conditions including neurodegenerative diseases. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative pathology caused by abnormal degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area and substantia nigra pars compacta in the midbrain resulting in damage to the basal ganglia. Electromagnetic therapy has been extensively used in the clinical setting in the form of transcranial magnetic stimulation, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, high-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy which can also be used in the domestic setting. In this review, we discuss the mechanisms and therapeutic applications of electromagnetic therapy to alleviate motor and non-motor deficits that characterize Parkinson’s disease.
"Recently, I reported that extracranial treatment with picoTesla range magnetic fields (MF) is an effective, safe, and revolutionary modality in the management of Parkinsonism including those patients manifesting levodopa-induced motor complications. This treatment, which has emerged as a potentially more advantageous modality than pharmacologic therapy, also produces improvements in nonmotor aspects of the disease including mood, cognitive functions, sleep, pain, appetite, autonomic functions, and sexual behavior, which are usually minimally, if at all, ameliorated by long term therapy with levodopa or anticholinergic agents. The present communication concerns a 69 year old Parkinsonian patient who, following a series of two treatments with extracranial picoTesla range MF on two separate days, improved to the point where he was able to discontinue most of his antiparkinsonian medications for a period of two weeks without experiencing deterioration in symptoms. On the third week he began to develop recurrence of symptoms and resumed taking his regular medications. At the end of the fourth week the patient received a series of four magnetic treatments on four successive days after he completely discontinued his antiparkinsonian medications. During this period he experienced a remarkable improvement in motor disability as well as in cognitive functions (i.e., visuospatial performance), mood, sleep, appetite, bowel functions and resolution of pain in the lower extremity. This report attests to the antiparkinsonian efficacy of picoTesla range MF and suggests that this treatment, when applied on a regular basis, may reduce the requirement for antiparkinsonian medications. This observation, when confirmed in a larger cohort of patients, may carry important implications for the therapy of Parkinsonism as it may offer an alternative treatment for patients who develop levodopa failure or experience intolerable side effects from dopaminergic medication. The observation that magnetic treatment improved the patient's symptoms while being off dopaminergic therapy supports the role of nondopaminergic mechanisms in the pathophysiology of Parkinsonism."
"Levodopa-induced dyskinesias are a common complication of chronic dopaminergic therapy in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The overall prevalence of levodopa-induced dyskinesias ranges from 40%-90% and is related to the underlying disease process, pharmacologic factors, and to the duration of high dose levodopa therapy. The mechanisms underlying the emergence of levodopa-induced dyskinesias are unknown, although most investigators favor the theory that striatal dopamine receptor supersensitivity is directly responsible for the development of these abnormal movements. In laboratory animals, the pineal hormone melatonin has been shown to regulate striatal dopaminergic activity and block levodopa-induced dyskinesias (Cotzias et al., 1971). Since the pineal gland is known to be a magnetosensitive organ and as application of external magnetic fields has been shown to alter melatonin secretion, we studied the effects of application of external artificial weak magnetic fields in a Parkinsonian patient with severe levodopa-induced dyskinesias ("on-off"). Application of weak magnetic fields with a frequency of 2 Hz and intensity of 7.5 picotesla (pT) for a 6 minute period resulted in a rapid and dramatic attenuation of Parkinsonian disability and an almost complete resolution of the dyskinesias. This effect persisted for about 72 hours after which the patient regressed to his pretreatment state. To ascertain if the responses elicited in the laboratory were reproducible, the patient was instructed to apply magnetic fields of the same characteristics daily at home. These subsequent treatments paralleled the initial response with a sustained improvement being maintained during an observation period lasting at least one month. This case demonstrates the efficacy of weak magnetic fields in the treatment of Parkinsonism and motor complications of chronic levodopa therapy."
"The strong magnetic field properties of magnets have led to their use in many modern technologies, as well as in the fields of medicine and dentistry. Neodymium magnets are a powerful type of magnet that has been the subject of recent research. This review provides a brief explanation of the definition, history, and characteristics of rare earth magnets. In addition, a broad overview of results obtained in studies performed to date on the effects of magnets, and neodymium magnets in particular, on body systems, tissues, organs, diseases, and treatment is provided. Though they are used in the health sector in various diagnostic devices and as therapeutic tools, there is some potential for harmful effects, as well as the risk of accident. The research is still insufficient; however, neodymium magnets appear to hold great promise for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes..."
-CengiZ Yuksel, Seyit Ankarali, Nehir Asian Yuksel
"In this landmark book, Robert O. Becker, M.D., a pioneer in the field of bioelectric science, presents a fascinating look at the role electricity plays in healing, challenging the traditional mechanistic model of the body. Colorful and controversial, this is a tale of engrossing research, scientific and medical politics, and breakthrough discoveries that offer new possibilities for fighting disease and harnessing the body's healing powers."
- Robert O. Becker, MD., Gary Selden
"Every cell in the body is designed to run at -20 to -25 millivolts. To heal, we must make new cells. To make a new cell requires -50 millivolts. Chronic disease occurs when voltage drops below -20 and/or you cannot achieve -50 millivolts to make new cells. Thus chronic disease is always defined by having low voltage. This book tells you how to measure your voltage in each organ, how to correct it, and how to determine why your voltage dropped enough to allow you to get sick."
-Jerry Tennant, MD, MD(H), PSc.,D
"Healing Eye Diseases is a part of the Healing is Voltage series. Many eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and uveitis are believed to be incurable. However, using the Healing is Voltage paradigm, they can be reversed in most cases. This book discusses how it can be done."
-Jerry Tennant, MD, MD(H), M(P), FAAO
"Exploring the nature of Magnetism, with regards to the true model of atomic geometry and field mechanics by means of rational physics & logic."
-Ken L. Wheeler
"Remember when you were a kid and you raked a magnet through the sand, attracting specks of iron? Well, just as it draws iron from the sand, a magnet can manipulate the iron in your bloodstream, improving both circulation and body function. Magnet Therapy is filled with practical information as well as success stories that will bolster your determination to work toward greater health."
-William H. Philpott, MD Dwight K. Kalita, PhD, Linwood Lothrop
Thomas was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was treated by placing magnets on his lower abdominal area, with the negative magnetic field facing the body. He did this whenever sitting down, about 3 to 4 hours a day. He also wore a flexible magnet 24 hours a day. Three months later, the prostate-specific antigen, a marker for prostate cancer, had dropped to within normal limits.
John developed macular degeneration -- manifesting as a large black spot in his vision -- in his late sixties. He improved his nutrition and began breathing magnetized oxygen on a regular basis. He also wore a multi-magnet flexible mat over his eyes at night, along with four ceramic magnets at the crown of his head. This combined magnetic and oxygen treatment reversed his macular degeneration.
Jane, a woman in her fifties, had an inoperable ruptured lumbar disc. She was experiencing chronic pain and was unable to lift any appreciable weight. After sleeping on a negative magnetic bed pad for eight months, her pain was gone. X-rays showed complete healing of the ruptured disc.